Raymond Pitcairn

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Raymond Pitcairn (1885 – July 12, 1966), son of PPG Industries founder John Pitcairn, was a lawyer, a businessman, a collector of ancient and medieval art, and an amateur architect. He supervised the building of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and his own castle-mansion of Glencairn.[1]

Pitcairn was also quite politically active. A Republican, he served as one of the delegates to Pennsylvania's convention to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment in 1933, and was one of Pennsylvania's delegates to the 1956 Republican National Convention. [2] He was also the national chairman and a major financial supporter of the Sentinels of the Republic, a conservative political group of the 1920s and 1930s which opposed the expansion of federal regulation and the New Deal.[3]

Pitcairn died on July 12, 1966, and was buried at Bryn Athyn Cemetery, in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.[2]


  1. ^ Jaffe, Dennis T.; Jungé, Dirk; Paul, Joseph (2004), "Reinventing a family dynasty" (PDF), : Family Business Magazine (Winter), archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-06 
  2. ^ a b Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard". Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ Balch, Katharin. "Sentinels of the Republic" (PDF). Retrieved 13 February 2013.